The connector at night. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
According to a recent study, Atlantans will spend $182,886 on costs associated with their commutes and log 288,000 miles over the courses of their lifetimes – more than any other city in the country.
That’s according to www.educateddriver.org, a website dedicated to drivers safety. Early last year, they published a report that the average American driver will spend 408 days of their life commuting to and from work – the majority of that time spent in traffic.
Image via Educated Driver.
However, time isn’t the only resource burned while sitting bumper to bumper. Fuel and maintenance costs also add up, and many Atlantans end up with a pretty hefty price tag.
For the study, Educated Driver used data from AAA on the total cost per mile of operating a vehicle. That would be 60.8 cents per mile for the average sedan when gas, insurance and maintenance costs are taken into account. They also factored in data from the US Census Bureau on average daily roundtrip commute distances for almost 100 major U.S. city.
To learn more about the study or to see compare your commute with cities across the country, click here.